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    Lamar State Anglers Pocket $5,000 of Yamaha Power Pay

    POSTED 8/17/2021

    KENNESAW, Ga. - August 18, 2021 – Yamaha Power Pay put $5K in the hands of two college bass anglers from Lamar State College at the 2021 Carhartt® Bassmaster® College Series Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops®. Jack Tindell and Brett Fregia didn’t even have to place first to reap the reward. Their 12th place finish earned them the Power Pay bonus on top of their Bassmaster College Series payout.
     

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    YAMAHA PRO TAKU ITO WINS BASSMASTER® ELITE ON ST. LAWRENCE RIVER

    POSTED 7/19/2021

    WADDINGTON, New York - July 19, 2021 – Yamaha/Skeeter Pro Taku Ito of Chiba, Japan weighed in 26 pounds on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on the St. Lawrence River to capture his first Elite series championship with a four-day total of 90 pounds even.

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    YAMAHA ANGLERS READY TO TAKE ON 2021 BASSMASTER CLASSIC®

    POSTED 5/26/2021

    The 2021 Bassmaster Classic will take place June 11-13 on Lake Ray Roberts in Fort Worth, Texas. This year, 14 of the pro anglers competing in the Classic will have Yamaha V MAX SHO® power on the back of their boats. The anglers bring a wide range of expertise and experience to the table as they compete on the biggest bass fishing stage in the world. Here’s a quick snapshot of the 2021 Yamaha Bassmaster Classic qualifiers.

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    WES LOGAN WINS BASSMASTER® ELITE ON NEELY HENRY

    POSTED 5/11/2021

    Gadsden, Ala. -  May 11, 2021 –  Wes Logan, powered by Yamaha Outboards and Skeeter Boats, weighed in 14 pounds, 1 ounce on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on Alabama’s Neely Henry Lake to capture the Elite series win with a four-day total of 57 pounds, 9 ounces. The 26-year-old from Springville, Ala., a 30-mile drive from the Gadsden City Boat Docks, earned $100,000 for the win, his first in 26 B.A.S.S. events.

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    WALTERS AND CAPPO COLLECT YAMAHA POWER PAY

    POSTED 4/28/2021

    Quitman, Texas - Patrick Walters and Quentin Cappo both fished a strong tournament during the record-setting Bassmaster® Elite Series on legendary Lake Fork. While their performances fell short of hometown favorite Lee Livesay’s mind-boggling 42-pound limit on Championship Sunday, they both went home with Yamaha Power Pay bonus money.

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    Yamaha Pro Bill Lowen Lands First Bassmaster® Elite Win on Pickwick Lake

    POSTED 3/24/2021

    FLORENCE, Ala. -  March 24, 2021 – Veteran Yamaha Pro Bill Lowen weighed in 20 pounds, 11 ounces on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on Pickwick Lake to capture first place with a four-day total of 83 pounds, 5 ounces. The victory marks the first B.A.S.S.® win for the angler from Brookville, Ind. The Xpress Boats Pro’s  performance led him the first-place prize of $102,000.

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    Menendez: Power Pay Will Help Pay for the Wedding

    POSTED 2/23/2021

    KENNESAW, Ga. -  Feb. 23, 2021 - For 30 seasons, Mark Menendez has proven he’s got the sort of rare bass fishing talents reserved for a select group. His sustainability, professionalism and ability to overcome life’s adversity are admirable.
     

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    New Members Bring Talent, Potential to 2021 Yamaha Marine Pro Team

    POSTED 2/2/2021

    Kennesaw, Ga., Feb. 2, 2021 – Yamaha Marine has grown its 2021 Pro Team with eight new anglers who will compete in professional tournament trails this season, represent Yamaha’s premium brand and uphold the company’s commitment to competitive fishing.
     

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    Yamaha Expands Power Pay Program

    POSTED 1/27/2021

    Broadens Eligibility Requirements, Adds New Tournaments to 2021 Season

    KENNESAW, Ga. – Jan. 27, 2021 — Yamaha Marine today announced the expansion of Power Pay, a contingency program that provides a cash bonus to Yamaha anglers who place in sanctioned salt and freshwater tournaments. For the 2021 season, Yamaha adds 68 new competitive fishing events, enhances the payout bonus amounts and broadens the eligibility requirements to eligible anglers who own a Yamaha outboard with a warranty start date within the 60 months prior to registering for Power Pay.
     

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    Lucky Hat Leads High School Angler’s Family to $10,000

    POSTED 1/19/2021

    KENNESAW, Ga. – Jan. 19, 2021 - High school angler Hunter Keller understands his mom, Ashley, and dad, Dusty, need to live within the family’s financial means - but they’ve always done all they can to support Hunter’s love of competitive bass fishing.
     

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    Yamaha Marine Becomes Exclusive Outboard Sponsor of Expanded Jimmy Johnson Tournament Series

    POSTED 11/18/2020

    KENNESAW, Ga.  – Nov. 18, 2020 – Yamaha Marine announced today its official sponsorship of the expanded Jimmy Johnson saltwater tournament series. In addition to the Jimmy Johnson “Quest for the Ring™” Championship Fishing Week in South Florida, this year’s series will add two major events to the schedule for 2020/2021, extending the tournament series in Florida and north to Atlantic City, New Jersey.
     

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    Yamaha Pro Patrick Walters Wins 2020 Toyota® Bassmaster® Texas Fest

    POSTED 11/9/2020

    Yamaha Pro Clark Wendlandt Lands 2020 Angler of the Year Title, Yamaha Pros Capture Top Four Spots in Final Bassmaster Elite Tournament of Season

    QUITMAN, Texas - Nov. 9, 2020 – Yamaha Pro Patrick Walters weighed in 22 pounds, 10 ounces on the final day of Toyota® Bassmaster® Texas Fest on Lake Fork to capture a dominant win with a four-day total of 104 pounds, 12 ounces. The victory marks the first B.A.S.S.® Elite win for the angler from Summerville, S.C.

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    On-the-water Decisions Never End for Bass Tournament Pros

    POSTED 10/26/2020

    Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk Relies On Experience, Instinct to Guide Him

    It’s a hot, humid, windless morning on South Carolina’s Santee-Cooper Lakes, the final day of the 2020 Bassmaster® Elite Series tournament, and as he idles out from the boat dock Brandon Palaniuk has less than 10 seconds to decide whether to run up the lake or down to his first fishing spot. It’s one of several hundred on-the-water decisions the Yamaha Pro will have to make that day.

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    Yamaha’s Power Pay Program Opens the World of Competitive Fishing, Strengthens the Bonds of One Wisconsin Family

    POSTED 10/15/2020

    This month, Yamaha Marine is celebrating the first anniversary of its new Power Pay contingency program. Power Pay opens the world of competitive fishing to a wide field of participants and offers cash bonuses for noncontracted anglers running eligible Yamaha power in sanctioned tournaments.

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    Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk Wins Bassmaster® Elite Event on Santee Cooper

    POSTED 10/12/2020

    CLARENDON COUNTY, S.C. -  Oct. 12, 2020 – Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk weighed in 21 pounds, 11 ounces on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on the Santee Cooper Lakes to capture a win with a four-day total of 72 pounds, two ounces. The victory marks the fifth overall B.A.S.S.® win for the 2017 Angler of the Year from Rathdrum, Idaho, and the second win in 2020 alone (he also took home the trophy on Lake Champlain in August). His performance earned the first-place prize of $100,000.
     

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    McMullan Family is a Fan of Yamaha Power Pay

    POSTED 6/30/2020

    Kennesaw, Ga. – June 30, 2020 –  North Carolina native Brant McMullan has a 25-year history in Ocean Isle Beach, where his life is centered on family and fishing. He and wife Amy own and manage Ocean Isle Fishing Center, and when they’re not working, they often compete together as a family in kingfish tournaments with daughter, Caroline, and son, Brayden. In recent weeks, the McMullans have become the ‘first family’ of Yamaha’s Power Pay.
     

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    Stefan Calls Yamaha Power Pay a Precious Commodity

    POSTED 5/12/2020

    Kennesaw, Ga. – May 12, 2020 - Prior to turning full time FLW® pro five years ago, Matt Stefan made a living assuring commodities such as soybeans and gold were being traded in a fair and ethical manner. It’s no surprise the Wis. pro was quick to recognize the financial opportunities within the Yamaha Power Pay contingency program for tournament anglers, which has already paid anglers roughly $20,000 since its launch.  
     

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    First College Angler Cashes in on Yamaha Power Pay

    POSTED 4/21/2020

    Jake Mims Places 18th, Takes Home $500

    Kennesaw, Ga. – April 21, 2020 – Jake Mims, a student at Brewton Parker College in Central Georgia, recently became the first official competitive college angler to take home Yamaha Power Pay cash. Mims, who admits he hates to fish in a crowd, ran 34 miles away from the official launch on Lake Sam Rayburn to flip the flooded bushes that eventually led to an 18th place finish in the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series event. Impressively, his long run paid off in Power Pay winnings.
     

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    O’Brien Converts Third Place into $2K in Yamaha Power Pay

    POSTED 3/31/2020

    Kennesaw, Ga. – March 31, 2020 - Jacksonville redfish tournament angler Scott O’Brien makes a living tearing down buildings and turning them into recycled concrete, but his passion for inshore saltwater angling recently converted a third-place finish in the IFA Redfish® Tour® event at Steinhatchee into $2,000 worth of Yamaha Power Pay bonus cash.
     

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    Yamaha Offers $50K Power Pay Bonus to Bassmaster Classic® Angler

    POSTED 3/2/2020

    Yamaha Marine will award $50,000 to the highest finishing registered eligible Power Pay angler during the 2020 Bassmaster Classic® in Birmingham, Ala., March 6 to March 8.  Yamaha’s new Power Pay contingency program, which launched in the fall of 2019, provides cash bonuses to anglers who place highest in sanctioned salt and freshwater tournaments. The payout for the Classic represents the highest cash bonus opportunity available through the program.
     

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    Darold Gleason is First Angler to Cash in on Yamaha Power Pay

    POSTED 2/21/2020

    Kennesaw, Ga. – February 21, 2020 – Darold Gleason became the first angler in America to cash-in on Yamaha’s new Power Pay contingency program for tournament anglers when he finished third in the FLW® Tackle Warehouse® Pro event on Sam Rayburn, Texas on Jan. 26.
     

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    Yamaha Pros Excited to Fish in 2020 Bassmaster Classic®

    POSTED 2/7/2020

    All Predict Heavy Weights As Long As Weather Cooperates

    For Drew Cook, Scott Canterbury and Patrick Walters, walking across the stage as a competitor for the first time in this year’s Bassmaster Classic®  will be the realization of a life-long dream. Even for Matt Herren, Keith Combs, Bill Lowen and Mark Menendez, who have fished in previous Classics, the excitement is every bit as strong because this will be the 50th anniversary of the most famous bass tournament in the world.

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    Yamaha/Skeeter Pro Scott Canterbury Claims 2019 Toyota® Bassmaster® Angler of the Year Title

    POSTED 10/2/2019

    Yamaha/Skeeter Pro Drew Cook is 2019 Bassmaster® DICK’s Sporting Goods® Rookie of the Year

    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 2, 2019 -  Yamaha/Skeeter Pro Scott Canterbury is the 2019 Toyota® Bassmaster® Angler of the Year. With five bass that weighed 19 pounds, 12 ounces during the final round on Tuesday, Oct. 1, Canterbury pushed his three-day total to 59 pounds four ounces, finishing in 14th place for the week at the Toyota® Bassmaster® Angler of the Year Championship on Lake St. Clair. More importantly, he finished at the top of the season points standings with 848 points, earning $100,000 and one of the most coveted titles in professional fishing.

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    Yamaha Pros Cliff Pace and Bobby Lane Take First, Second in 2019 Regular-Season Bass Pro Tour Finale

    POSTED 7/1/2019

    NEENAH, Wis., July 1, 2019 – Yamaha Pro Cliff Pace took home the eighth and final trophy of the regular-season Bass Pro Tour on Green Lake, Wis., June 30. Sunday’s championship battle required more than 81 pounds to win, and Pace caught 47 bass for a total of 81 pounds, nine ounces to secure the title. Yamaha Pro Bobby Lane placed second, catching 43 bass for a total of 68 pounds, twelve ounces.  For his win, Pace takes home $100,000 and the title of Stage Eight Champion.
     

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